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Galeries Lafayette, a Spectacular Spectacular Christmas 2017

The festive season is kicking off at Paris' most stunning store. Here's everything you need to know.

Written by
Alice White Walker

Ho ho ho! It’s already Christmas at Galeries Lafayette. The famous department store has donned its festive coat and the annual Christmas tree is now in place, fully decked out and looking splendid. Moreover, for the first time in 20 years Boulevard Haussmann is lit up for the end of the year, and is inviting you to play festive decorative, thanks to the app #PlayHausmann - available to download on your smartphone. 

What’s on the programme for this year? They’re inviting you to a giant festive fun fair, marked by red lines that run through the different stores spaces, in the windows and under the domes, finishing at the immense tree. This year’s edition - as enormous as ever - is decorated with multicolored ballons and giant festive treats. No doubt that kids, big and small, will be equally enthralled in its presence. Trust us, once you see it, it’s easier to understand why ‘Spectacular Spectacular’ is the name of this year’s theme.


A Spectacular Rooftop

The famous rooftop with its gobsmacking views overlooking Paris remains open throughout winter. The ideal place for a drink with a lot extra. While you’re up there, the vintage fun fair continues with a giant hot air balloon from the film The Greatest Showman and the innovative TimeScope concept. Be transported to the Paris of 1912 via this giant telescope which uses virtual reality to take you back in time. Then take a load off at the Ice Cube Bar, igloo style capsules which offer both shelter from the cold and some of the best panoramas in Paris.

We’re in no doubt that Galeries Lafayette is the most magical place you’ll find in Paris this Christmas. A veritable fairyland!


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